Unique IDiCARE-OL-0060
Prefix / Honorific (optional) (Prefix)Ms.
First or given name (First name)Olga
Last or family name (Last name)Lainidi
Email (Enter your email)o.lainidi@leeds.ac.uk
Other investigators or team members (optional)Dr Keven Joyal-Desmarais
InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
Country (Country)United Kingdom
Analysis Plan TitleInvestigating the Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 on the Health Behaviours of Ethnic Minority Healthcare Workers: A Comparative Study in Ireland and Australia.
Analysis Plan DescriptionUsing representative cross-sectional samples from Ireland and Australia, starting from the first survey (March/May 2020) until the last (July/August 2023), we will explore the association between COVID-19 mental health impacts and engagement with the health behaviours. The availability of surveys at multiple time points will also allow us to track how these dynamics changed over the course of the pandemic. Participants will be included if they answered ‘Yes’ to ‘Are you a healthcare worker?’ and they identified as ethnic minority. Four items in the impacts module will be combined to produce an index of COVID-19 related mental health impacts (covering feelings of anxiety, depression, isolation & irritability) and we will focus on how eating behaviours, alcohol use and drug use have changed since the beginning of the pandemic. Ethnic background and country will be treated as social determinants, each with two and will be tested for their effects on mental health impacts and on the three health behaviours. Box plots/rain-cloud plots will be used to observe how mental health impacts and health behaviours vary by the social determinants. The effect of mental health impacts on the three health behaviours (and of the moderating impact of the social determinants) will be examined using a linear regression framework
Keyword 1ethnic minority
Keyword 2healthcare workers
Keyword 3 (optional)health behaviors
Keyword 4 (optional)Ireland
Keyword 5 (optional)Australia
Representative dataRepresentative data
Representative Samples – Choose countryAustralia, Ireland
Data Time Frame – Specific Survey (Representative – Australia)May 1-5, 2020, July 1-7, 2020, February 15-25, 2021, June 30-August 12, 2021, January 7-February 10, 2022, May 20-June 21, 2022, September 5-12, 2022, November 18-December 2, 2022
Data Time Frame – Specific Survey (Representative – Ireland)June 22-July 15, 2020, April 28-May 24, 2021, July 5-27, 2021, November 15-December 3, 2021, January 21-February 4, 2021, May 23-June 3, 2022, September 5-12, 2022, November 18-December 2, 2022
Target completion date (optional)17-11-24
Entry Date17-05-24 4:47